Omaha, NE (population: 449,283) has three arts schools within its city limits. Creighton University, the highest ranked school in the city with an arts program, has a total student population of 7,385. It is the 1200th highest ranked school in the USA and the 12th highest in the state of Nebraska (#1 is University of Nebraska at Kearney). To learn more about arts programs in Omaha, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of arts professors at Creighton University such as Doug Schroder.
Arts students from Omaha schools who go on to become artists, graphic designers, journalists, musicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 8,900 people working as fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $50,630. Also, Craft artists make on average $33,070 per year and there are about 5,380 of them employed in the US today.
Omaha lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area has 452,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $19.23/hr average worker wage, and a $40,000 average annual salary.
Of the 3 arts schools in Omaha, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Creighton University comes out as the most expensive ($25,370/yr) for arts students, with Metropolitan Community College Area as the lowest, reported at only $6,723/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Omaha|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||7.9 miles|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||88.0 miles|